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Petula cafe

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6 rue des Ciseaux, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 44 41 01 09
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12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

We went there with my young son (4 yo). The charming lady who welcome us was very helpful and she spoke a fluent english and italian, which helped us. She described all the dishes and spent time to make sure we were happy and satisfied with our dinner. Food was really good especially the Pate-creambrule! Book before going, it is... More 

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Thank Tullio C
Cape Town
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We chose this restaurant because of the good TripAdvisor reviews, but I was not impressed. The service was slow, the food very average and because it's Paris, expensive. Too many tables and chairs crammed into a very small space; there's cosy and there's squashed. This was the latter.

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Thank working-suitcase
Sydney, Australia
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177 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We went here for lunch twice as we needed just a simple meal. This cafe is in a quiet lane with good atmospheres and the waiter was very friendly and spoke enough English to be able to help Us with our selection. They have a good selection of wine by the glass and they make great burgers. Good value and... More 

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Rapallo, Italy
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Today we arrived at ouur rental apt. in the mid-afternoon so we decided to rest and have an early dinner. We selected La Petula because it was literally just around the corner. And, we were the first to enter. My wife and I both had a delicious mixed salad with French dressing. I followed up with a dish of ricotta... More 

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Thank Franc-Rapallo
Paris, France
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

I'm a Parisian and a gourmet. I have been invited in this restaurant which is just a joke. Service is dull, they don't even know the wines they have. The food is ... Nothing and the place looks bad. To avoid absolutely. This kind of restaurant hurts the French tradition and has no reason to exist. There is fast foods... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We had a great meal here yesterday in this small restaurant. Run by a single waiter who worked enormously hard with great charm, the place was full (we had already booked). The atmosphere was friendly, the food delicious and it was very good value. For some people, the wait for food from the small kitchen may have proved too much,... More 

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Thank northwick
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent, the waiter was super efficient and food arrived in a very short time. On top of that, we had a 50% discount for booking in advance through "la fourchet" app. Bill was only 27 Euros, considering two people eating main courses and starters, this is the best price ever for Parisian standards. Also, all the dishes were... More 

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saint louis
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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

You expect slow in France, but this was seriously rediculous. Appetizers took 25 minutes, the main course (kabob and burgers) 45 to 50 minutes. Burger in Paris? With kids that's not always bad. The wine was ok, and the food passable. You expect more in Paris. It was also extremely warm in the restaurant exasperating the feeling of time. Maybe... More 

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Bischofsheim, Germany
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Le Pétula is a great place. It's our fifth time (three times together with friends) and it is always a lot of fun! Great food, good wines and good service! We'll come back!

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Thank Chris L
Calabasas, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

I went a few nights ago with a friend who had a coupon. We had a nice time. The soufflé with the fois gras was delicious- I would come back just for that. I got a potato purée dish with duck at the bottom. The duck was cooked until tender and it had very good flavor. I could have done... More 

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Thank Rachel C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$55
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 rue des Ciseaux, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 41 01 09

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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